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Public Health Schools in Iowa

198 Public Health students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 13th most popular major in the state out of a total 29 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Iowa

Public Health majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 165
Post-Master’s Certificate 20
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 20
Bachelor’s Degree 7
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 6

Gender Distribution

In Iowa, a public health major is more popular with women than with men.

Public Health Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of public health majors in Iowa is as follows:

  • Asian: 10.6%
  • Black or African American: 3.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.6%
  • White: 69.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.0%
  • Other Races: 6.1%
Public Health Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Iowa

There are 12,020 people in the state and 898,630 people in the nation working in public health jobs.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Iowa

Public Health grads earn an average of $70,710 in the state and $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 8 colleges in Iowa that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

#1

University of Iowa

Iowa City
140 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
31,240 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.33 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,200 after earning their degree at this institution. 92% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,530 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 53% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 0.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#3

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
1,807 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,988. The student loan default rate of 3.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
10,477 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,100 after earning their degree at this institution. 81% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#4

Wartburg College

Waverly
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
1,505 Total Students

The 5.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. Graduates earn an average $39,800 after graduation.

#6

Allen College

Waterloo
2 Degrees in Major Awarded
656 Total Students

The 0.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. 8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 49% of the teachers are full time.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
795 Total Students

An average student at Mercy College of Health Sciences will pay a net price of $19,941. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 91% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $44,300 after graduation.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
2,968 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.17 years to complete their degree at St. Ambrose University. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

Public Health Careers in IA

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 25% $131,150
Medical and Health Services Managers 19% $77,120
Community Health Workers 19% $36,490
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 14% $46,130
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 13% $67,040
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 12% $68,350

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to public health.

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Nursing 2,922
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,574
Allied Health Professions 1,074
Chiropractic 678
Allied Health Services 593
Health/Medical Admin Services 433
Dental Support Services 334
Rehabilitation Professions 291

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